Curtobacterium herbarum

Curtobacterium herbarum

Where we found it: On a stadium seat cushion at Georgia Tech University

Why it's awesome: While not well-studied, this microbe has shown up in several studies looking at bacteria resistant to heavy metals

Fun fact: Other members of this genus are plant pathogens but it is not yet known whether this microbe is problematic as well

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 42 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 26 hrs

Growth density: 41%

Description: Gram-positive, aerobic, motile, irregular rods

Originally isolated from: Grasses in Germany (2002)